Musicianship: rhythm class with percussion

Course Dates: 10/07/18 - 14/08/18
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Sarha Moore

Supplement your instrumental or vocal study and improve your musical timekeeping. You will learn how to play percussion in class, read and write rhythms, and work by ear. Tutor: Sarha Moore.


What is the course about?

Improve your rhythmic perception, execution, writing, reading and theoretical knowledge on this practical course.

What will we cover?

- rhythmic perception comes first and the theory will follow
- playing by ear, reading and writing rhythms
- identifying time signatures and musical form will be explored through active listening
- playing activities will include keeping the pulse, on/off beat rhythms, syncopation, copying what you hear
- use percussion instruments.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Demonstrate a heightened aural awareness of rhythm
- Demonstrate improved ability to play rhythm and keep good time
- Play a variety of instruments
- Develop your reading and writing skills.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You should already have basic musicianship skills and need to be able to sing or play an instrument.
You will need to follow written and verbal instructions in English, engage in class discussions and take notes in English and staff notation.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Sessions will be participatory and experiential. Activities will include conducting, playing by ear, reading notation, playing percussion and using drumsticks.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please being manuscript paper, pencil and eraser.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

This course will provide a good grounding to go into sight singing, musicianship and aural courses, and supplements any instrumental activity.
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Course Code: MG413A

Tue, eve, 10 Jul - 14 Aug '18

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

Full fee: £99.00
Senior fee: £99.00
Concession: £60.00
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